Pittsburgh October 30, 2016
These 10 Photos of Pittsburgh In The 1970s Are Mesmerizing
A peek at these photos of Pittsburgh in the 1970s may take you back to a whole different time in your life. Or, maybe you hadn’t yet been born or were very young in the 1970s, so you’re seeing Pittsburgh in the 1970s for the first time. Regardless of your age, you’ll likely find these 10 vintage photos of Pittsburgh in the 1970s mesmerizing.
The Pittsburgh skyline in 1973 shows smoke from the steel mills.
A photograph of Jones & McLaughlin Steel Company in 1973.
Emerging from the Liberty Tunnel in 1974 to a vastly different skyline from the 21st century.
A 1974 shot of the Smithfield Street Bridge, a still well-traveled bridge that connects downtown Pittsburgh to Station Square.
An unknown photographer stands at Kaufmann''s Department store to capture this 1978 shot of the Union Trust Building in downtown Pittsburgh.
A 1979 photograph of the Pat Tunnel Car House.
Many of us pass Gateway Center, near KDKA-TV, when visiting downtown. Here's a vintage shot of Gateway Center from the 1970s.
The more things change...the more they stay the same. Rush hour traffic on the Parkway East in the 1970s looks a lot like the Parkway East during rush hour today: Congested.
Tow barges traveling down the Ohio River were a common sight in Pittsburgh in the 1970s.
Traversing Pittsburgh in the 1970s meant hopping on a street car to get to your destination.
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Pittsburgh Lumiere (1977) by YouTube user Kings for Dish.
Have you enjoyed a trip down Memory Lane to Pittsburgh in the 1970s? How about going back just a little further?
Click here to see what Pittsburgh looked like a century ago.